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piece /pis/ n. 1 a part of a whole thing that is separate from the rest: A piece of the house roof fell off during the storm.||He dropped the glass and it broke in pieces. 2 a separate amount or portion of s.t. that is the same in substance or form: a piece of wood/rock/ candy/butter||Would you hand me a piece of wood? 3 an example of a general kind of thing: a piece of news/information/furniture/ good luck||This morning I heard a sad piece of news. 4 one of several parts in a related set that are meant to fit or work together as a whole and for a purpose: the pieces of a bicycle/puzzle/clock||She laid out all the pieces of the clock before she put them together. 5 one of the objects moved about on a board to play a game, such as chess: I lost one of the pieces for that game. 6 a unique product of an activity that requires skill, esp. a work of art: a piece of music/poetry/work||That essay was an excellent piece of writing! 7 a firearm, gun: Soldiers are taught to keep their pieces clean. 8 infrml.fig. a piece of cake: something very easy to do: It will be a piece of cake to win this game. 9 to give s.o. a piece of ones mind: to criticize harshly, (syn.) to scold: She was rude to my father, so I gave her a piece of my mind. 10 fig. to go to pieces: to break down and lose control of oneself from grief or sorrow: He went to pieces when she left him. 11 a piece of work n.fig.infrml. [U] a person noted for his or her unusual behavior or attitudes, (syns.) a character, an eccentric: That guy is a piece of work with his red, white, and blue hair, orange jacket, and green pants.
phrasal v. sep. [T] pieced, piecing, pieces; to piece s.t. together: a. to put together, repair, or assemble: She pieced together the broken chair. b. to make sense of s.t. by putting together separate facts: He tried to piece together what happened to all his money.
Thesaurus: piece n.1 a bit, fragment, chunk | slice, serving 2 a section, chunk, lump 3 an item, article 4 a component | member (of a set) 5 a playing piece, mover.